THE BRIDGE TO THE CRUCIFIXION (SKULL HILL) 

THE PLACE OF A SKULL (GOLGOTHA)

Mark 15:22, And they brought Him to the place Golgotha, which is translated, Place of a Skull.  Some scholars say Golgotha (translated Skull Hill) derived its name from its appearance, a hill with a stony top that might have been shaped like a skullGolgotha is the Hebrew word for “skull.”  The familiar name “Calvary” is derived from the Latin calvaria (also meaning “skull”) Golgotha may have been a regular place of execution in a prominent public place outside the city along a main road.  Executions held there served as examples to the people and as a deterrent to criminals.

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